$100M Liquidated in 10 Minutes As Bitcoin Dipped to $51K

Bitcoin’s slump continues after experiencing a sharp price decline over the last few hours. The dip caused over $200 million worth of long positions to get liquidated.

  • Earlier today, Bitcoin briefly reached $57.5k at 8:44am EST, after stagnantly trading within the $56-57k range.
  • The price suddenly fell afterward, dropping hundreds of dollars by the hour. According to BitStamp, Bitcoin fell to $51.5k. Binance Futures even saw the price drop below $51k.
  • Since then, the price has recovered slightly, trading at $53,372 at the time of writing. $53k is approximately the $1 trillion market cap level for Bitcoin.
  • There were major consequences, however. Data from glassnode shows that $112.4 million worth of long positions were liquidated within ten minutes. Coinglass shows $221 million liquidated in the last 4 hours. That’s the largest liquidation Bitcoin has seen since early September.
  • Bitcoin’s fall seems to correlate with the stock market. The NASDAQ ended in deep red today, with a near 2% drop after a very bad week.
  • On-chain metrics continue to favor a mid to long-term bullish outlook for Bitcoin, in the form of an extended bull market.

Bitcoin 24hr Price. Source: Tradingview

Publication date: 
12/03/2021 - 22:42

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